I told our newly-met companions about my small world story from earlier in the week: A Random Internet Stranger and I exchanged remarks in the comments of catvalente’s journal, an exchange which culminated in dawning familiarity. "Were you at my house for Thanksgiving last week?", I asked her. The Random Internet Stranger had indeed been here. She, like C-who-was-heading-elsewhere, both now study with fjm. London is sometimes small this way.
So I told this story to these people, newly-met, and one of them said, "I went to university with catvalente! She is a friend of mine!" And then rozk pulled The Orphan's Tales out of her bag to complete our social symmetry.